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Pilobolus coming to Chico State!

Chico Performance will be bringing Pilobolus, a dance group, named for a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with amazing speed and accuracy, to Laxson Auditorium on November 11th. You’ll be amazed by all the things they can do with their bodies!


One of Chico’s favorite dance companies returns to the Laxson stage. For more than 40 years, Pilobolus has continued to push the boundaries of dance. In the last decade of Pilobolus’s journey, the company has gained renown performing at the Academy Awards, in television commercials, and the NFL. Despite international recognition, they continue to be true to their core belief that art builds community.


For more information on Pilobolus – click here.

To see what they do – here’s a video clip!


Tickets for this performance are $36 Premium | $28 Adult | $26 Senior | $18 Youth | $10 Chico State Student.


For tickets and more info visit


See you at the theater! 

MUMMENSCHANZ comes to Chico State!

When does a human body look like a giant Kleenex? When its presented as part of MUMMENSCHANZ. Don’t miss these amazingly agile bodies as they shape shift their way on to the Laxson stage on October 28 at 7:30 p.m.


Founded in Paris in 1972, MUMMENSCHANZ forever changed the world of mime-masque theatre. In the wordless universe of MUMMENSCHANZ, the ordinary becomes extraordinary when common materials, everyday objects (like toilet paper), and colorful abstract shapes and forms like the famous Clay Masks, Slinky Man, and Giant Hands spring to life. Audiences of all ages and from around the world have marveled at MUMMESCHANZ’s larger-than-life playful objects, evoking wonder from children and offering us all insight into our human condition.


If you’d like more information on MUMMENSCHANZ click here.

To see what they do – here’s a video clip.


Tickets for this performance are $36 Adult, $34 Senior, $22 Youth, $10 Chico State Student


See you at the theater! 

Turner Print Museum Honors Founder with 'Legacy' Exhibition

September 30-October 25

The Janet Turner Print Museum

Art Exhibit: Legacy — Janet Turner: Artist, Mentor, Teacher

Continuing the centenary celebration of Turner’s birth in 1914, this exhibition presents her prints inspired by her Chico years. Also included is a selection of her students’ prints that she obtained to be part of her collection. The exhibition celebrates Turner’s historic contributions to the education and training of artists and to the promotion of printmaking as an art form as well as her pioneering role as a female printmaker.


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Jazz X-Press Presents Tricks & Treats Concert Oct. 25th

Saturday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Harlen Adams Theatre

Jazz X-Press: Jazz Tricks and Treats

Once again, the Chico State Jazz X-Press will offer up some of Northern California’s best jazz at their annual fall concert. The Jazz X-Press, directed by Chico State Professor Rocky Winslow, performs jazz from composer greats such as Thad Jones, Count Basie, Maria Schneider, Thelonius Monk, and many others. The Jazz X-Press often includes new originals and arrangements by the students themselves. Check in for updates, as most every concert features some very special guest artists who spend a week doing workshops and other performances at Chico State. All of the rehearsals and other activities are always open to the public. Recent guests have included Bobby Shew, Paul Romaine, Eric Gunnison, Brad Leali, Mark Simon, and Greg Gisbert. Come celebrate Halloween with us as the X-Press offers up some jazz tricks and treats!

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Officee or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

More information:

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture to Take Place Oct. 28th

Joanna Dunlap Cowden Memorial Lecture: Slavery on Free Soil — California's Unfree Past

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall


Even as California’s 1849 Constitution banned slavery and involuntary servitude, thousands of Southern gold-seekers rushed to California with hundreds of slaves. The presence of slavery on free soil provoked a constitutional crisis over the westward expansion of slavery. In her talk, Stacey Smith (Oregon State University) explores the struggles between California masters and slaves, between Northerners and Southerners, and between free soil and proslavery advocates while explaining how these conflicts transformed the nation in the decade leading up to the Civil War. Professor Smith is the author of the highly regarded Freedom’s Frontier: California’s Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction (UNC Press, 2013).



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Wind Ensemble to Perform Fall Concert Nov. 1 in Harlen Adams Theatre

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Harlen Adams Theatre

Symphonic Winds: Evolutions

The voice of the band has changed over the one hundred years since Gustav Holst composed his First Suite in E-flat for Military Band. Hear the changes from early compositions such as the First Suite (1909), Percy Grainger’s Colonial Song (1918), and Bernard Rogers’s Three Japanese Dances (1933) to more recent works including Folk Songs for Band by David Stanhope (1990) and Ra by David Dzubay (2002). Join us for this remarkable journey through musical time with a host of marches.

Advance tickets, at $15 general, $13 senior citizens, and $6 students/children, are available at the University Box Office, corner of Third and Chestnut Streets. Tickets are also available online at the University Box Office or by phone, 530-898-6333. For special needs seating call 530-898-6333.

More information:

Global Edu-preneurs Event --- November 7th, Chico, CA

Bringing the Conversation on Global Trade and Logistics
to Middle School, High School and College Classrooms

Topics Include:
21st Century Skills --- Why Global Skill Sets Matter?
Success Stories and Global Micro-Enterprise Panel
How to Introduce Students to Global Skills:
-Middle School Resources: My Scary World
-High School Resources: Global Trade Logistics and JR CITD
-College Resources: 4 Global Modules, Virtual Internships & CGBP Certification Training
Global Jobs --- Sama USA
Taking Your Business Global --- SimVenture

When: Friday, November 7th

Where: Chico Masonic Family Center
1110 W East Avenue, Chico, CA


For Registration Information go to:

Film: Maria Full of Grace, October 21

Phi Sigma Iota, the International Foreign Language Honor Society from the Department of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures will screen the movie Maria Full of Grace, October 21, 6 pm, 201 Plumas Hall. Free and open to the public.

For more information please contact Dr. Prieto

Moonlight Safety Walk Thursday

President Paul Zingg and members of the Public Safety Committee will lead the 10th annual Moonlight Safety Walk on Thursday, Oct. 23. Campus community members are encouraged to take part.

Participants will divide into teams to walk through areas of campus to help identify safety hazards such as inadequate lighting or overgrown brush. The group will gather at Selvester’s Cafe-by-the-Creek behind Kendall Hall at 6:30 p.m. for pizza and refreshments followed by the walk, which will start at approximately 7 p.m.

For more information, call University Police at 898-5555.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Ceremony, Thursday October 23

ATTENTION FACULTY AND STAFF!!! - This October 20 – 23 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.  The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center Peer Educators, along with the generous support of many campus partners, have planned a fun, interesting, and educational week of events and activities for the campus community.  Please encourage your students to come participate in this important week of activities.  We would also love to have your support at our closing ceremony; Trinity Commons, October 23, 6:30 PM.


Schedule of Events:


Wednesday, October 22


  • Trinity Commons 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Engage with CADEC Peer Educators and our campus partners and learn more about your body on alcohol and the effects of high risk drinking.
  • Have your picture taken at our Photo Booth – Photos can be retrieved by friending the CADEC Facebook page!
  • Raffle tickets for sale – prizes include gifts from: The Bear, Mom’s, Jon & Bon’s, Celestino’s, Lyon’s Books, Che Divina, and T Bar.
  • Meet the HEAT interns and HPA


Thursday, October 23


  • Trinity Commons 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM - Engage with CADEC Peer Educators and our campus partners and learn more about stress management.
  • Have your picture taken at our Photo Booth – Photos can be retrieved by friending the CADEC Facebook page!
  • Raffle tickets for sale – prizes include gifts from: The Bear, Mom’s, Jon & Bon’s, Celestino’s, Lyon’s Books, Che Divina, and T Bar.
  • Meet ActiveMinds and UMatter on the “conversation couch”.


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  • Moment of Remembrance 6:30 PM Trinity Commons – 1,825 college students die preventable deaths each year due to alcohol related causes.  Help us dedicate a period of silence in remembrance for all the students, families, friends, and community members impacted by alcohol and substance use disorders and deaths.


  • Followed at 6:45 PM by the Wildcat ROAR! Red Watch Band Ceremony:   A Celebration to honor the more than 100 students, campus and other community members who have made the commitment to make Chico safer, kinder and more compassionate and to save lives by joining the Wildcat ROAR! Red Watch Band Team just since Wildcat Welcome Week 2014.  All of these participants will receive their actual, official Red Watches and a Certificate in the ceremony from a campus dignitary. 


For more information, please contact Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center at 530-898-6450;;

"Animal Rights is a Social Justice Issue" ***TODAY***

The literature on social justice, and social justice movements themselves, routinely ignore nonhuman animals as legitimate subjects of social justice. Yet, as with other social justice movements, the contemporary animal rights movement has as its focus the elimination of institutional and systemic domination and oppression. In this talk, Robert Jones explicates some of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the contemporary animal rights movement, and situates it within the framework of social justice, arguing that those committed to social justice— to minimizing violence, exploitation, domination, objectification, and oppression—are equally obligated to consider the interests of all sentient beings, not only those of human beings.


Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center, room 134.  Free and open to the public.


"A Talk and Taste of Slow Food" (Trinity 100 5 - 6:30)

This afternoon Professor Lori Weber (Political Science) will lead a discussion of the Slow Food movement in the context of globalization, the increasing standardization of food products, and the threat to food diversity. The discussion will be followed by a taste workshop with selected local foods from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste, a catalog of more than 200 culturally significant foods in danger of extinction.


This event is part of the CSUC Humanities Center's "Food and Culture" theme.


"A Talk and Taste of Slow Food" will be held on October 22, 5:00-6:30 in the Humanities Center, Trinity 100. All are invited.


For more information:  contact Troy Jollimore, Director of the Humanities Center,  at  x5122.


Campus Sustainability Week Events

Join us this week for some Campus Sustainability Week events:

Tuesday, October 21st Eco Rep Meeting  Dinner

UHUB 5:30-7:00 pm

Live in the Res Halls? Interested in Sustainability? Join us for a catered dinner and an introduction to this conservation-focused peer-to-peer outreach group in Chico State’s Residence Halls. The program is recruiting for this year – come get involved, have fun, and make a difference!

Sponsored by Chico State Eco Reps and the Residence Hall Association


Wednesday, October 22nd Campus Sustainability Day

Student Sustainability Involvement Open House

Colusa Hall 100A 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ever wonder about opportunities for students to be actively involved in sustainability on camp0us? There are over twenty different student organizations and internship programs working in this area on the Chico State campus. Join us for this open house to find out all about them!

Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development and Associated Students Sustainability


Thursday, October 23rd – Panel Discussion – Whose Business is Sustainability?

BMU 210 1:00-2:30 pm

Interested in pursuing a career in green industry? Join us for a panel discussion with experts working on sustainability locally in government and utilities while they talk about their work, related challenges and opportunities, and how they got into the field they’re in.

Sponsored by PowerSave Campus, SCOOP, and Phi Chi Theta


Friday, October 24th – National Food Day

Choose to Cruise – Farm Day

Meet in SSC Plaza at 11:00 am, return to campus – 2:30 pm

Are you a fan of locally grown organic produce? Do you like to bike? Come along for a four mile cruiser ride from Chico State to the University Farm to celebrate National Food Day. We’ll be picking part of and preparing a meal on-site and dining together in the fields!

Sponsored by the Alt Trans Group, Organic Vegetable Project and Compost Display Area


Friday, October 24th – National Food Day

Film Screening – Growing Cities

SSC 150 3:00-5:00 pm

By showing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system. At its core, the film asks viewers to reimagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption.

Sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Development

OVP Market!

Hello beautiful Wildcats!


Thursdays from 10 till 2, come by the Organic Vegetable Project (OVP) market and pick up some great produce. We've got the cheapest (but yummiest) pomegranates in Chico! We also will have a bounty of heirloom tomatoes and peppers, squash, tomatillos, kale mix, radish, and more!


Secret code: very cherry

Feminist Friday THIS FRIDAY!

Chico State’s AS Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is hosting our third Feminist Friday in Trinity Commons from 10am-2pm this coming Friday, October 24th!


This Friday’s activity is a Conversation “Consent” Couch co-hosted with UMatter- people will spin the wheel, land on a UMatter ”matter” (self-care, alcohol, consent, language, purpose, listening, etc.), and discuss the following prompt. Come by and check it out!



For more information, please email our Women’s Program Coordinator at

Also, feel free to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram to stay updated on GSEC events!





Feminist Fridays aim to empower, support, and create solidarity between activists and aspiring activists of all genders on Chico State’s campus. All participants will receive a free button for each activity they complete. Those who choose to wear an activist-themed shirt will also be entered to win a feminist-themed basket. Winner will be selected on the last Feminist Friday of the semester, December 5th.

"The Case Against 8" Film Screening THIS SATURDAY

In collaboration with Focus Film festival, the AS Gender & Sexuality Equity Center and Stonewall Alliance are co-hosting a film called “The Case Against 8” on Saturday, October 25th at 6:45pm in Chico State’s Colusa Hall. $5 tickets for the film can be purchased here.


This film is a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The high-profile trial follows the plaintiffs, two gay couples who find their families at the center of the same-sex marriage controversy. Five years in the making, this is the story of how they took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The film will be followed by a Panel Discussion at 8:30pm provided by GSEC and Stonewall Alliance. For more information, please email our LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator at


For the entire lineup and descriptions of the films, please visit

Why Not GMO's?

Museum Without Walls Lecture Series continues… 



OCT. 22, 7:30PM


“Why Not GMOs?”



Grant Lundberg, CEO

Lundberg Family Farms


Presentations begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Science Museum at 625 Esplanade. The entry fee is $3, or free to museum members and students with a valid student ID.


The remaining  MWOW  lineup is below:


Oct. 29

“Developing our Local Food System: the North Valley Food Hub”

Noelle Ferdon, JD, Director of Local Food Systems, Northern California Regional Land Trust, and, Jacob Brimlow, Phd, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business, College of Agriculture,  California State University, Chico.


The Gateway Science Museum is open noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday at 625 Esplanade in Chico. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and students, and free for museum members. The museum’s fall exhibit season opened Sept. 27. For more information, please visit or call 530-898-4121.


California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio are coming to CSU, Chico!

The California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio bring not just three, but six guitars (total of 36 things!) to Laxson Auditorium on Sunday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  This performance is presented by Chico Performances.


Six virtuoso guitar players take the Laxson stage on one special night. What started as a chance meeting in a Toronto studio in 2009 has resulted in a 2011 recording and many live performances. The steel strings of CGT blend beautifully with the nylon strings of MG3 through original works and interpretations of classical, jazz, and world repertoire. A string-lovers delight and a guitar event that will not soon be forgotten.


If you’d like more information on California Guitar Trio & Montreal Guitar Trio click here.


Tickets for this performance are $30 Premium | $25 Adult | $23 Senior | $15 Youth | $10 Chico State Student


See you at the theatre!

Communication Studies MA Info Session - October 28

Communication Studies MA Information Session - October 28, 6:30-7:30pm, THMA 230.



Earning a Master's Degree in Communication Studies:

How to Decide, Apply & be Successful.


The topic of earning a Master's Degree in general will be discussed so

Students & Staff can learn more about this post-graduate option. We will

talk about the Communication Studies program specifically, the costs and

benefits to attending graduate school, the variety of professional careers

pursued by graduates from the program, as well as the opportunities to earn

a $12,000+ yearly stipend as a Teaching Associate or Forensics Team Coach.

The goal is to share information and experience so Students and Staff can

learn more about this option, the benefits and the necessary skills needs to

be successful in graduate school.


Come and learn about the exciting and beneficial opportunities that come

with earning a Master's Degree in Communication Studies, right here at CSUC.

All participants are welcome.


If you need a disability related accommodation, please call 898-6850.

Other questions can be addressed to:

Dr. Susan Avanzino, Graduate Coordinator,, 530-898-6850.


More information about the Communication Studies MA program can be obtained


Department/Office Halloween Costume Contest

Does your campus department have the BEST group costume idea?  Put on your thinking caps and get your creative juices flowing.  The Staff Council is sponsoring the Second Annual Halloween Department/Office costume contest for this coming Halloween, Friday, October 31. 

  1. Have your department/office put together a group costume for Halloween
  2. Between 8:00am-10:am on Halloween (Friday, October 31), take ONE picture of your group in costume
  3. Send ONE picture to the STAFF COUNCIL OFFICE EMAIL between 8:00am-10:00am on Halloween
    (please subject the email like this: “Halloween Picture/Department Name”)

 Your department picture will be uploaded by our office to our Staff Council Facebook Page.  Only pictures emailed to Staff Council will be posted to Facebook.  Pictures posted directly to Facebook will be deleted.  Pictures received AFTER 10:00am will not be entered.

At 12:00pm on Halloween, all pictures can be viewed on the Staff Council Facebook Page.  Between 12:00pm and 4:00pm, you, your coworkers, friends, and family can “LIKE” your favorites.  You and others must click on the posted picture to “LIKE” it.  To be able to “LIKE” your favorite photos you must first “LIKE” our Staff Council Facebook page

The Facebook page will be shut down at 4:00pm to total the “LIKES” of each picture.  The department photo with the most “LIKES” will be declared our winner and win a $30.00 Woodstock’s Pizza gift certificate, two-two liters of soda, candy, and the satisfaction of being costume champion of the Chico State campus. Our winner will be announced in Campus Announcements on Monday, November 3.

Please direct contest questions to Melanie O’Connor in the Staff Council Office!

 All pictures submitted to our contest become the property of Staff Council to use for promotional and social media purposes

It is that time of year again for the UNIVERSITY NEEDY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM!

2014 University Needy Children’s Program


Attention: Departments, Offices, Individuals, Student Groups, Sororities, Fraternities.


The University Needy Children’s Program Committee is preparing, once again, to make a magical time for some children that are in need of our help.

These Butte County families are not supported by any charitable organization within Butte County. For this reason, your holiday donations will make a big difference in a child’s life.  The Butte County Division of Children’s Services has again made an effort, during this time of year, to select families that are truly in need. The entire University is invited to participate. We encourage departments, schools, colleges, offices, or individuals to join together during this time and support as many children as possible. This University event is sponsored and coordinated through Staff Council and its Service Projects Committee.


An additional component of the program is to provide a food certificate to each adopted family. Staff Council is currently selling raffle tickets for the fall UNCP Raffle Drawing, which includes some amazing prizes donated from local Chico businesses.  The drawing will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, and all money raised will be used to purchase a holiday grocery gift card for each of our adopted families!  If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, contact your area Staff Council representative.


If you and/or your department are interested in participating, you must fill out the UNCP ADOPT-A-FAMILY form and return it by Wednesday, November 5th to Erin Tarabini.  Any questions may be directed to Erin at 898-5195.


Your participation in this program is a remarkable gesture of giving; it is truly appreciated by the families in

need, and Staff Council members who work diligently to help our community.


Thank you in advance for supporting this very worthwhile program and putting a smile on a child’s face!!!

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

Apply Now: Employee Fee Waivers for Spring (and Winter) 2015

Did you know the CSU provides a fee waiver benefit to its employees? Details about the fee waiver program, instructions and options are available online.


The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Spring (and Winter) 2015 terms is October 6 through November 7, 2014. This filing period includes fee waivers for dependents, spouses, and domestic partners. One application form is required for each term of enrollment. As a reminder, course fees can be waived for up to two courses, but the maximum amount of release time an employee can request is equal to one course.


Return completed forms to the Human Resources Services Center, Kendall Hall Room 220, campus zip 0010, by Friday, November 7, 2014. If you have questions, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.


Winter Courses

Winter courses at CSU, Chico are not state-funded and, as such, do not qualify for the fee waiver program. Courses during winter terms at other CSU campuses may or may not be state-funded. Please check with the campus offering the course to confirm.


More Information

If you have questions, please review the website, e-mail, or call ext. 6771.


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Chico State Up 'til Dawn Program Update

Hello Chico State Wildcats, a few updates on our new St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn Program.


We are shifting from our annual letter writing campaign that took place in November in Acker Gym to online e-mail parties that will take place throughout the year. This new effort is more sustainable and will allow us to reach more people.


Members of our campus community who fundraise at least $100 will be invited to our new and exciting main event, which will take place on February 27 at midnight – 6am in the BMU Auditorium.


Thank you for helping us raise $74,000 during last years campaign.   
This year’s goal is $90,000.  We can do this, the WILDCAT WAY!!!


More information coming soon.


For more information about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, please visit the following link:


You can follow us on our facebook and twitter page at:


 If you have any questions, please contact us at

Adventure Outings Trips



We still have a few trips available. Like us on Facebook/Instagram to keep updated on the latest news. Also feel free to come into our office in the basement of the BMU to see what we are all about. 


For more information:


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Credential Students Completing the Credential Program valid CPR

Credential Services would like to remind credential students who will be completing the credential program this semester that they  must have a valid CPR card.  The WREC is offering a CPR course Sunday, November 9th or December 7th at 9:00 a.m.  It is first come, first served.  Stop by the WREC center to pay the $35.00 to reserve your spot.  If you would like your CPR Certification emailed please give your email to the person that registers you and the instructor of the class. Once you have completed the course please bring a copy of both sides of your CPR card to Credential Services, Tehama 209. 

Please check your Chico State e-mail for details regarding credential recommendation information.  Please contact Credential Services at 530-898-6455 or e-mail with any questions.

Personal Items and Packages

University Print & Mail Services would like to remind faculty and staff that State resources may not be used for personal incoming and outgoing mail or packages.  For personal incoming mail or packages, please ensure that senders have your correct home or mailing address. For personal outgoing mail, the nearest US Postal Mail collection box to the University is on the corner of 3rd Street & Salem St. For other mail collection locations, use the USPS Find Locations tool.


Please contact Mail Services at  or call X5326 with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.


Click here to view the latest Mail Services announcements


Activities Planned for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Date: 10-21-2014

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Trisha Seastrom, Director
Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center

A number of events and activities have been planned at California State University, Chico as part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, which is Oct. 19-25. 

Daily through Thursday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) will host a booth and activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinity Commons. The booth features a photo booth, raffle tickets and educational materials on the causes and effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

The complete release is available on the CSU, Chico News website.

Halloween safety message to students

The following was sent to all students earlier today.

To: Chico State students
From: Drew Calandrella, Vice President for Student Affairs
           Robyn Hearne, University Police Chief
           Kirk Trostle, City of Chico Police Chief

As we approach Halloween, we want to remind you of our commitment to ensuring the holiday is a safe and enjoyable one for you and our entire community. An additional 30 police officers will be joining University Police through the holiday weekend. Please be aware that a number of policies and restrictions will be in place to limit the number of visitors to Chico and reduce the size of gatherings. Here is important information for you pertaining to the holiday weekend:

  • There will be zero tolerance for violence and alcohol violations. Students who break the law may face criminal charges as well as sanctions by Student Judicial Affairs.
  •  It will be illegal to possess glass bottles in certain areas of Chico. Persons with open containers of alcohol and minors in possession of alcohol will be cited or arrested.
  • CSU, Chico’s residence halls once again will strictly enforce a no-guest policy.

In addition, we are aware that a rumor has circulated in the community about alleged gang activity expected in Chico on Halloween. This rumor is unfounded, and in fact is cited on Internet sites as an urban legend that has circulated for some years and in many places.

We want to take this opportunity to once again share some common sense safety tips that are sound practices to follow. Avoid walking alone at night. Whether you are alone or with friends, use good judgment when you are going out, always try to pick a well-lit route if you are on foot, and avoid areas that are isolated. If you are hosting a party, it is always a good idea to keep numbers small and activities inside or contained to the back yard. This will help prevent unwanted individuals from crashing the party.

We owe it to ourselves and our community to make sure everyone who wishes to is able to celebrate Halloween safely. We live in a very special place where people care greatly about their community and each other. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance. Please let us know (Student Affairs: 898-6131; UPD: 898-5555; Chico PD: 897-4900) if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you. 


Free GRE Writing Workshops -- Offered weekly until November 20th


Free GRE Writing Workshops

Offered weekly until November 20th

Taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)? Attend weekly writing workshops, designed to prepare you for the analytical writing portion of the exam. The workshops will provide participants with an overview of the GRE structure and scoring system, effective test-taking strategies, and plenty of timed writing practice in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Workshops are facilitated by CSUC graduate students and experienced writing tutors who have recently successfully taken the GRE.

Sign-up at the Student Learning Center (SLC)!

Wednesdays 1:00 – 1:50 pm
Thursdays 6:00 – 6:50 pm


Student Learning Center

Student Services Center – Room 304 


Free CSET Preparation Workshops (Writing)

Free CSET Writing Workshops

Taking the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)? Attend weekly workshops, designed to prepare you for the writing portion of the exam. The workshops will provide participants with an overview of the CSET structure and scoring system, effective test-taking and writing strategies, and plenty of timed writing practice in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Each session covers different material and will be facilitated by Stephanie Evans, a CSUC graduate student, experienced writing tutor and workshop facilitator.  

Sign-up at the Student Learning Center (SLC)!

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Workshop dates: Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19
THMA 105


Student Learning Center

Student Services Center – Room 304 


Thesis Writing Workshop #4: “My Only Problem Is That I Don’t Have a Problem at All.”

Office of Graduate Studies Thesis Editor and Advisor, Carson Medley, will talk about how to find the problem, the issue—the conflict—in his or her thesis. The research problem applies to a special and specific kind of problem that is unlike any other problems—this problem is an explanatory device presented in carefully written concise and showing, not telling, sentences, that are about finding out how to fix this universal, not personal, problem.  We will strategize ways to detach yourself from the problem, on the surface, and conceal how it relates to your personal or social values. Possible solutions to the problem will drive your thesis, keep pushing it forward when your legs are tired and all you want to do is sit down and bow out of the race.



The workshop will be held Wednesday, October 22, in SSC 150  from 3-4.

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